Friday, December 2, 2022

AWS Releases IoT FleetWise for Automakers

LAS VEGAS — Amazon Web Services (AWS) is introducing a managed service for automakers to collect, transform, and transfer vehicle data to the cloud. 

With AWS IoT FleetWise, automakers can organize data in “any format present in their vehicles” and standardize the data format for data analysis in the cloud, according to the company in November. 

AWS IoT FleetWise was developed to help automakers transfer data to the cloud in near-real time with intelligent filtering capabilities that allow developers to reduce network traffic, by defining rules for when to transfer data based on parameters, like weather conditions, location, or vehicle type. 

Once the data is in the cloud, automakers can use it for various applications: remotely diagnose issues in individual vehicles; analyze vehicle fleet health to help prevent potential recalls or safety issues; and improve technologies like autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems with analytics and machine learning (ML). 

AWS said there are no up-front commitments or fees to use AWS IoT FleetWise, and customers pay for “the underlying services used.”

AWS IoT FleetWise with standard vehicle data collection is available in preview in AWS’ US East (N. Virginia) and Europe (Frankfurt) Regions, with availability in additional AWS Regions “coming soon.”

NXP, WirelessCar, and Otonomo are among the early customers and partners using AWS IoT FleetWise.

“While automakers have collected, stored, and analyzed vehicle data for years, they are not equipped to manage the explosion of data generated by advanced vehicle safety and autonomous driving systems, nor have they had access to the near-real-time data needed to help proactively address vehicle problems,” said Mike Tzamaloukas, GM of IoT automotive at AWS.

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